Underlining its position as Koh Samui’s leading luxury resort, and the island’s only member of Leading Hotels of the World, Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa has fully refurbished its high-end spa and re-opened with an appealing menu of of treatments and therapies that include everything from relaxing massages to Eastern spiritual healing rituals.
Sophisticated Relaxation: Santiburi Spa’s reputation for excellence makes it one of the island’s top choices for relaxation and wellness treatments.
Set within a stylish oasis of complete calm amidst the resort’s lush gardens, the inviting Santiburi Spa offers outstanding contemporary treatments and therapies that draw on the wisdom of Southern Thai massage and wellness traditions, as well as ancient healing techniques from Japan and Tibet.
The spa also has the distinction of being the very first in Thailand to be certified by the Ministry of Public Health for its quality of service, high level of staff skills, and the efficient management of products, equipment, care and ambience. The spa’s reputation for excellence makes it one of the island’s top choices for health, wellness and relaxation.
“Our caring, qualified staff team at Santiburi Spa offers wellness with heart and soul,” said Cedric Bonvin, the resort’s General Manager. “The world class facilities and professional treatments are designed to restore a profound sense of balance, drawing on nature, as well as proven techniques from the past and the present.”
Facilities include a Turkish massage table and shower therapy room, indoor baths, outdoor deep soaking tubs and traditional Thai massage rooms. Notable treatments include a Sun Soother Rejuvenation incorporating a lemongrass foot soak and aloe vera body massage, as well as a Thai Khamin Skin Retreat with aromatic steam, body scrub with natural body mud and the Muscles Relief Spa, which includes a soak and scrub followed by a sport body massage and warm herbal compress. Local ingredients, such as coconut, rice, betel leaves and Thai silk are also used in the treatments, and the spa menu features everything from kids’ spa packages to anti-ageing peels.
As a signature speciality at Santiburi Resort & Spa, guests also have the chance to meet and be treated by Reiki master Martina Sager, who fell in love with Samui 20 years ago and made Santiburi the home of her healing hands. In 1996, Martina was initiated into REIKI – a hands-on healing technique originating from Japan – and she now treats and teaches people this powerful healing practice, widely known for its physical and psychological benefits.
Martina also offers guests the opportunity to experience Tibetan Energy Balancing, also known as Chakra Balancing, a gentle massage of the back from the neckline to the base of the spine that involves the transfer of powerful spiritual energy. She was personally initiated in this Shamanic tradition by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India, and she has also attended many teachings to deepen her understanding of the psycho-spiritual aspect of the practice. The positive effects of such spiritual healings include stress release, the activation of self-healing energy, increased vitality, pain-reduction and a balancing of the five elements in the body.
Beyond the serenity of the Santiburi Spa, the resort as a whole remains the perfect place to relax and recharge. With 300 metres of pristine beachfront studded with more than 600 coconut palms and lush, tropical gardens sprawled over 23 acres, decorated with rare flowers and plants, the overall experience is one of refined tranquility.
For guests in search of the ultimate wellness experience, Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa is offering a special rate of THB 17,500 ++ for a Grand Deluxe Pool Villa which features a dedicated private in-villa spa treatment room.